by Rabbi Yisroel Jungreis
Haman the Hitler of the Persian Empire threatened G-d forbid to annihilate our people, Esther and Mordechai came forth and summoned the nation to turn to G-d in prayer repentance and fasting. To commemorate that fast every year on Taanis Esther we fast. It is written in the holy book “Kav Hayashar” any individual who needs divine assistance rachamonus- compassion on any issue should say psalm 22, Ayelet Hashachar on Tannis Esther. Just as Esther was helped so to in the merit of Esther and Mordechai Hashem will open the gates of compassion for his children. Purim is called a day of Ratzon a special time of prayer, Yom Ki Purim. Yom Kippur is called a day like Purim the gates of heaven are open. So let us turn to our G-d and open those Gates.
Due to the difficult situation in Eretz Yisrael an effort is being spearheaded in Eretz Yisrael to enlist Yidden worldwide to recite Tehillim at 11:00am on Taanis Esther.
The prakim to be recited are 28,32,79,92, and 22.
Read more: http://www.theyeshivaworld.com/news/General+News/120328/World-Tehillim-Effort-for-Taanis-Esther.html
Click here for Perek 22.